Milngavie residents claim a victory as SGN stops work in their street

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Residents are claiming a victory this week after Scotland Gas Networks (SGN) agreed to stop working in their street.

They collected 39 signatures for a petition to persuade the gas company to re-locate the gas kiosk and governor, (an essential piece of equipment which maintains gas pressure), as they claimed it was unsightly.

SGN was forced to stop work in Watt Place, Milngavie, because they didn’t have planning permission from East Dunbartonshire Council for the work.

And local residents were angry that they weren’t informed of the work before it began and that the company failed to consult with them or hold any public meetings.

Hannah Adam, spokesperson for Scotland Gas Networks, said: “We listened to the local residents’ concerns about the governor we positioned in Watt Place. I am pleased to confirm our engineers have worked hard to find an alternative solution which will ensure a continued safe and reliable supply to the Milngavie area.

“We would like to thank everyone for their patience while our engineers came up with a different approach. The governor will now be removed within the next two weeks.”

Campaigner, Elliot Winter, said: “This is fantastic news. My neighbours and I can now look forward to having our entrance restored to its previous condition.”